CHICAGO, IL–The New York Islanders kick off a three-game road trip in Chicago as they face the Blackhawks Tuesday night at 8:30 ET. The Islanders have won three straight contests, outscoring their opponents 14-6.
The Blackhawks are currently riding a three-game losing streak (0-1-2) and have allowed 14 goals against.
The New York Islanders will have one change in their lineup as Matt Martin is with his wife Sydney as they are expecting the birth of their second child. Ross Johnston will play in his second game of the season in Martin’s spot.
The fourth line has been a rather strong trio so far this season, and Johnston just wants to hop in there and keep their momentum going.
“Last year was kind of tough for everyone. So they kind of look like they’re in their prime right now,” Ross Johnston said. “And it’s showing. They’re giving our team lots of momentum every time they’re on the ice. So anytime the fourth line’s going, usually we’re in a game.”
For the New York Islanders, Ilya Sorokin was the first netminder off the ice at optional morning skate. He’s 3-3-0, with a 2.21 GAA and a .933 SV%.
For the Chicago Blackhawks, Alex Stalock (3-2-1, 2.95 GAA, .914 SV%) was in the starter’s crease at their morning skate and is expected to get the start against the New York Islanders.
Defenseman Seth Jones (thumb) will be out of the Blackhawks lineup for the next three-to-four weeks.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Josh Bailey — Mathew Barzal — Oliver Wahlstrom
Anders Lee — Brock Nelson — Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Kyle Palmieri
Ross Johnston — Casey Cizikas — Cal Clutterbuck
Adam Pelech— Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov — Noah Dobson
Sebastian Aho — Scott Mayfield
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS LINES (PROJECTED)
#Blackhawks morning skate lineup:
Extras: Blackwell, Regula
— Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) November 1, 2022
Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Chicago Blackhawks in the first of two meetings between the two clubs this season. The last time these teams met was December 5, 2021, at UBS Arena.
The Islanders last visited the Blackhawks on October 19, 2021, when Oliver Wahlstrom, Anthony Beauvillier, and Cal Clutterbuck each scored to help the Islanders capture a 4-1 win at United Center.
Tonight’s matchup is the Islanders fourth road game of 2022-23 and the first in a three-game road trip. The Islanders enter tonight’s game having won each of their last three games.
DRAFTKINGS BETTING CORNER
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The over for the contest is 6 at -110 both ways.
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HOW TO WATCH
Tuesday’s contest will be available on MSGSN. On the radio dial, the game can be heard on 1050 AM ESPN, 88.7 FM WRHU, and 103.9 FM LI News Radio.